I am proud of our relentless focus on our people and culture. In an organisation that has more than doubled its AUM in the last four years, this is a commercial imperative.
We operate in a competitive and quickly-evolving market. Our colleagues are experiencing first-hand an unprecedented level of activity and complexity. This presents a challenging environment, but one where we are in a position of strength.
This year, we have continued to hire across the business to support our growth ambitions, have enhanced our onboarding programme to welcome new colleagues into ICG’s business and culture, and have significantly overhauled our engagement and wellbeing offerings.
During the twelve months ending 31 March 2021, 42% of our new hires were female and our graduate programme is designed to build a pipeline of diverse future leaders of the firm. There is no quick or easy answer to moving the dial on diversity and inclusion within our industry, but we have the building blocks of commitment, strategy and partnerships in place to achieve our ambitions.
We will continue to focus on our people, and I am grateful to my colleagues throughout the organisation for the support they give the firm and each other as we continue to grow and develop our business.
- Read the Sustainability & People Report 2021